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Jane Smith set a new British Championship record en route to her second gold medal at the British National Diving Championships in Sheffield. Smith beat Tracey Richardson to win the women's 3m springboard final on the last day of competition.

British diving championships

IUPUI senior Bryce Cox (East Noble) was named the Diver of the Year by the Mid-Continent Conference. Cox won the 3-meter board at the conference meet with a school-record score of 520.85 points. He also captured the 1-meter board. . . . Purdue freshman Steven LoBue was the Diver of the Week in the Big Ten after winning the 3-meter.

Preview British National Diving Championships
Diver takes plunge, returns to Metro for degree

Jeff Smith to collect his bachelor's degree, 19 years after earning springboard national title..... "I did two dives and the swimming coach comes running up and says are you paying for school and do you have eligibility? I said yes and yes. I got a scholarship."

Best of all divisions in Colorado, both 4A and 5A
Rebecca McCord of Aplington, Iowa signs with Univ. of North Dakota
Disgruntled Mun Yee rues the one that got away

MALAYSIAN diving queen Leong Mun Yee felt she was robbed of the chance to win her second gold medal in the competition at the National Aquatic Centre in Hanoi yesterday.  “In my heart, I know that my form has not declined compared to the KL SEA Games or last year's Busan Asian Games. I was just a bit surprised over the marks they gave me. But I expect these things to happen. One has to accept it, although it may seem unfair.”

Freshman adds impact to Titans' diving lineup
CSG's Rings eager to get Notre Dame career started
Piemonte pleased with Montreal performances
Katie Gifford is hoping to make a diving season healthy.

"I always seem to let it get to me," she said. "I never dive well. I always get too nervous." Which is ironic considering that she performs well in various zone and regional meets. "They're bigger meets," she said, "and they don't bother me as much as states."

In the lane with Katura Horton-Perinchief

Katura Horton-Perinchief is a talented junior on The University of Texas women's diving squad. After earning All-Big 12 Conference honors last year on the 3m springboard and the platform, Perinchief represented Bermuda at the World Championships in Barcelona as well as the Pan American Games

Mountain View diver is in a class by himself

"A lot of coaches come up to me and ask me to play other sports, but it's not really going to get me anywhere," he said. "Diving is what's going to get me somewhere."

Davao divers unstoppable in Seag
13 year old Gracie and Mun Yee, win silver at SEA Games (Good Photo)
Steven LoBue named Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week
Minnesota's Rebecca Cornthwaite, named the Big Ten diver of the week
Jenna Portelance of North Dakota and Dan Gay of South Dakota NCC Divers of the Week.
Diver Frabriga strikes again in SEA Games
Great turnout for diving titles

This was a huge 400% increase on the number who competed last year and every indication is next year will be even larger.

"Diving Czar" Sautin not to retire until 2004 Olympics
CAMO Results Dec. 4 I Dec. 5 I Dec. 6 I Dec. 7
Malaysia's Leong Mun Yee won the women's 10-meter at the SEA Games
Beth Campbell of North Shore Sharks signs with Northwestern University
With a 1-5 dual record...It has been a rough year for the Hoosiers

"This is a rebuilding year," Looze said. "(IU diving) coach (Jeff) Huber and I decided to take a hit on the talent that would be available to us this year."... Five divers and one swimmer are being redshirted this season to make way for a very strong squad during 2004-05.

Jamie Downing selected as the Performer of the Week

George Mason senior diver Jamie Downing was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association's co-Outstanding Aquatics Performer of the Week after leading GMU's women to a second-place finish at the recent Patriot Invitational in Fairfax.

Anna Thomas named to New Zealand team to compete Australian Open

The divers added valuable points to the Bulldog effort. Freshman Chris Colwill took top honors on the platform with an overall score of 502.30. Athens native Todd Avery placed third with a score of 477.05. more

"This was a good opportunity for us to see if we were on schedule with our fall training," Penn State diving coach Craig Brown said. "It makes us much more comfortable going into the spring." .. Lisa Silvestri had the highest place finish for the Nittany Lion divers after she took second in the 3-meter with a score of 505.3. more

Katy Banks, Laguna Hills and MVN Diving Club signs with U Cal.
N.C. State announced that John Candler, has resigned this week
Gardner, Riegard and McKinley sign with Toledo
Eight months without a training facility has left New Zealand's top divers playing catch up in a bid to qualify for the Athens Olympics
China harvests gold medals at World Military Games

 In diving events, Chinese Peng Bo defeated his teammate Liu Junhong to claim the title of men's 1-meter springboard with 443.20 points. This is the first gold medal that China won in the Games. Natalia Umyskova of Russia ran past China's duo Yang Yuting andZhang Jing to win the gold medal of women's 3m springboard diving. Umyskova collected 575.65 points to claim the title, beating Yang Yuting into second place on 555.75 points. Zhang Jing, the 1m springboard champion of the second World Military Games in 1999, got the bronze on 540.35. more

China's exit takes splash out of diving Amber Utesh from Colorado Springs signs with Colorado State
Jessica Livingston signs with University of Minnesota

Arizona State's Trisha Tumlinson recorded two of the school records at the time--which she later broke--finishing 2nd in both the 1-meter, championship dive (291.95) and the 10m (453.15).

Brittany Wainwright of Evanston, Wyo. Signs with Univ. of Wyoming
Penn State's Lisa Silvestri (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) and senior Mike Alderman (Arlington, Va.) were named the BIG 10 (11) Divers-of-the-Week, more

Ben Herboth of Charlotte, N.C. Signs with North Carolina

Herboth attends East Mecklenburg High School and is coached at Fuel Diving by UNC alumnus and former Tar Heel diving coach Ted Hautau. Herboth is a two-time high school All-America diver and three-time junior national finalist. He was the 2001 junior national runnerup on the three-meter board.

Ryan McIntosh signed to join the Northwestern Wildcats
Kristin Caiazzo, Megan McCandless, Jeremy Stultz signs with Pitt.
Big 12 Diver of the Month Nicole Pohorenec & Mark Shattuck

UCLA Diving Coach Tom Stebbins has received a National Letter of Intent from Heather Peng. Shannon Hackett, Erin Ketchum, Jillian Ochs, Heather Peng and Nicolette Teo will join the Bruins as true freshmen in 2004.

Christie Icenhower and Ryan Hunt of Blue Dolphin's sign with ECU
Liz Campbell of Fenwick High School, signs with Northwestern
Slebiska awarded AFLAC National Asst Coach of the Year award

While growing up in Michigan, the last thing Jerry Slebiska ever thought he would be was a diving coach, and for good reason. "I was never a diver," he admitted.

Diving away from tradition
Evan won't follow in steps of dad, brothers

But Evan doesn't have the same interest in basketball as his siblings. His favorite sport is diving, and he recently signed a letter of intent with Georgia Tech to pursue his passion. more

Div.I and Div. II 2003 Michigan Girl's State Meet Results
U. Tenn diver John Venditti won the 10-meter platform at the Houston Invitational on Saturday with a personal-best score of 391 points.

Divers Shine at Minnesota Invitational

One of the top highlights from the day was the perfornance of Marshall diver Casey Mullholland (So., Stone Mountain, Ga.) . Mullholand won the 1-meter with a score of 245.02 and 3-meter with an NCAA Diving Zones qualifying score of 274.20.

UT freshman diver Jevon Tarantino - who won 3-meter diving on Thursday - took the Houston Invitational 1-meter springboard title Friday with 579.8 points. John Venditti of UT was second. Lady Vol diver Lauryn McCalley won for the second time in two days, taking women's 3-meter (513.65 points).

Pleasures of the Unexpected High Dive by Montana Miller
Klaus Dibiasi--The champion of the dives standard its secrets

"I have had the fortune to grow in the world of the dives. Then it was not necessary to make of the astronomical things as it happens today. They have grown to Bolzano, they have gone to school like all and the dives were a hobby. The swimming pool was beautiful of summer living, to train itself until becoming progressively in a position to facing the first contests in order to arrive to the Olympic Games, the maximum aspiration ". more translated

The End of Diving in London- Crystal Palace to close in March 04

For diving specificly, the loss of Crystal Palace would prove catastrophic: it would leave the South East with no facility at all, the nearest being Southampton and Sheffield, the new Greater London, Eastern and South Eastern regions would have no facility at all for highboard or synchro diving, and no pool that could host National level championships. more

Eylse Lee dives into history diver has won every meet

Earlier this week, Lee signed a letter of intent with Michigan, where she will enroll next fall... Lee was not a diver from the beginning. She actually was a top-flight junior gymnastics performer until the sixth grade. She reached Level 9 status but gave gymnastics up for a full-time commitment to diving. more

2003 Russian Divers Train at the Woodlands Photos
Wang Tinglin mastered a 5156D 3.8 the highest D.D. dive on 3m
Alex Tilbrook of WFLA Diving signed with Florida State Univ.

Divers battling misperceptions

Sport demands commitment and strength, teens say

"My favorite thing is probably the thrill of learning new dives," said Boudia, who is 5-5, 124 pounds....Greene and Boudia are two divers in northern Indianapolis hoping for success...Happy to see any area talent succeed is John Wingfield, diving coach at Hamilton Southeastern. more

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Medfield's Gordon leads Babson College diving team

Diving into life

Littleton's Dara Marin not only dives into her sport, she dives into helping others, an exceptional student-athlete who makes time to help the handicapped and less privileged. She finished fourth last weekend at the coaches' invitational meet. more

Darbi Gardner from Las Vegas Nevada signs with Univ. of Toledo
Charlotte Jones from GC Divers signs with Princeton University

For the boys, Matt Schutz won the diving competition with 268.65 as LaPorte took the top three spots. Alex Konowitx and David Tucker were 2nd and 3rd.

Davao divers making grade

Diving Final Results For Terrapin Cup Invitational

Drexel's Anthony Perry took first place in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events. Steve Reustle finished strong behind Perry with a second place finish on the 3-meter and third place finish on the 1-meter. Evamarie Guerrieri placed third on the 3-meter and sixth place on the 1-meter.

Katie Lampe Signs to stay put at Stanford

Lampe was the NorCal and Central Coast Section champion, as well as a prep All-American in the spring of 2003. She has also qualified for Junior Nationals eight times with a top finish of fourth-place at the 2002 Winter Junior Nationals. Lampe dives for Stanford Diving coached by Dr. Rick Schavone . "Katie has great potential and should be an excellent addition to an already strong women's diving program," said Stanford diving coach Dr. Rick Schavone . "She specializes in the platform, which is the primary area our team needs to improve."

Nortre Dame's Meghan Perry-Eaton Wins Both Boards at A&M

FSU's Taryn Ignacio (Richmond, Ky.). The rookie diver captured the Texas A&M Invitational platform event with her top score of 408.85. Junior Courtney McClow (Jacksonville, Fla.) scored 343.55 points to take fifth.

Tsinghua takes plunge with unique diving class

"Anyone over 6 years old can join in this class. Whether fat or thin, tall or short, they are welcomed to have a diving experience here," said Yu, who coached world and Olympic champions Fu Mingxia and Guo Jingjing. more

Alaska Boys and Girls State diving championships
Pohorenec and Linette win platform at Texas Invite--Results
Diver Meghan Perry-Eaton Wins Again
Miami Diving Wraps up First Day of Camo Invitational
China's national swimming body renamed, leadership elected

China's national association for aquatic sports changed its name and new leaders were elected at its third national congress in Beijing Wednesday. The national association, originally known as China Swimming Sports Association, has been renamed as China Swimming Association (CSA). Among the 21 vice-presidents are Yang Shu'an, vice-president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad ( BOC OG)

Purdue's Steven LoBue sets freshman record on 10m (469.45)

Utah's Harley Davis named Men's Mountain West Conference Diver of the Week
CU's Lori Vigil named Women's Mountain West Conference Diver of the Week
Diving pool back in business -- Waitakere City NZ

The re-opening of West Wave's competition dive pool on the weekend, barely caused a ripple – but that was only due to the skill of champion New Zealand diver, Kaitlyn White, who had the honour of the first dive... Showing the talent that is likely to get her selection for next year's Olympic Games in Athens, 15-year-old Kaitlyn executed an impressive dive off the 5m platform,

Oakland Univ. Liz Herring, was named Mid-Continent Conf. athlete of the week
Iowa diver Timo Klami is the Big Ten Conference diver of the week
Cassandra Cardinell recognized in NCAA Champs/Life Skills
Siracusano - Southern Illinois University Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2003-04.

Siracusano, who came to SIU from the St. Louis area, was one of the world's top divers in the early '90s...He was a seven-time All-American on the 1 and 3-meter boards. He competed in four NCAA Meets in his four years and led SIU to three Top 25 finishes at the NCAA Meet. more

Diver Mun Yee celebrates her birthday quietly in the pool

OLD IS GOLD: Leong Mun Yee, the oldest of all the divers at 19, will be out to win at least a gold in Vietnam. The Star, Malaysia more

Rachel Korth sets School 10m Record at the Auburn Tiger Invitational
Birthday wish fails to come true for bronze medallist Mun Yee
Hawaii's Coyle Places Third at Texas Invitational

Because of the long layoff between meets, diving coach Keith Russell said this should be an interesting competition. "I'm looking for our NCAA qualifiers, Justin Beardall and Scott Randall, to carry their momentum into this competition," Russell said. "I expect us to do well." more

Jesse Carver has diving in his blood

His grandparents Tom and Barbara Donnet were both Olympic standard divers and coaches and Barbara was the platform diving gold medallist at the 1954 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada. His mother, and now coach, Bambi, was also a springboard world masters champion. more

Campbell inked a national letter of intent for Northwestern Univ.
Smrekar advances Ely's diving tradition
Huber Announces Signee - Christina Loukas to IU

USC v. Arizona, Nicci Fusaro remained undefeated with two wins. She recorded a 302.03 on 1-meter and a 322.15 on 3-meter.
Mary-Michelle Mussellman from San Antonio Divers signed up with Texas A & M

OSU falls to Michigan Freshman Julie Broms continued her success with the Buckeyes, placing first in both the 1-meter dive with a score of 281.70 and the 3-meter dive with a score of 293.63, both NCAA zone diving qualifying marks. Broms has placed first in all but one of the diving events so far in the dual meet season.

Benton enters West Shore Hall of Fame

Benton said Wednesday's induction was particularly special to him because he participates in a sport that often goes unrecognized by the general public. "It's definitely an honor for me to be here," he said, "especially with diving." Benton is the first diver ever inducted into the West Shore's Hall of Fame. He won six league championships for the Mechanicsburg Acquatic Club. He went to states nine teams and nationals four during his career with the West Shore Y. He was a six-time All-American at Clarion, finished second at the NCAAs in 1-meter competition and won the 3-meter competition his senior year. more

Andover MN. Brittany Jumer was 7AA’s best off the diving board
Reagan TX diver Mari-Michelle Musselman signed with Texas A&M

For Rutkowski, who has gone from champion to ineligible to injured, appearing on the board will be an accomplishment in itself.

Gee, I wish I would've! -- COMPETITIVE DIVING LTD
Even a diver feels recruiting heat
So who is going after Loukas? "We get letters every day....

Hang time. USC's Ray Vincent dives (good Photo)
Arizona Class 5A States Caleb Percevecz wins the 1m-m
"The divers did a great job," coach Cyndi Gallagher said. "They outscored Arizona 27-11, but unfortunately we were not able to take advantage of the opportunity."

Junior Peter Donohue (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) posted the MAC's top scores in both the one- and three-meter diving events in his first meet of the season, including a score of 323.85 from the one-meter board.

Bronson caps stellar career CT States

NEW HAVEN -- When Torrington High's Ali Bronson took up diving in her freshman year, she struggled with the transition of incorporating her skills from gymnastics to diving.

Yeagley last of IU's royalty

Yeagley hung around Counsilman and Billingsley, trying to absorb what he could about leadership and motivation.

Dartmouth - Ivy League victory, first in 4 years

Whether this victory was truly an upset or a sign of things to come, all agree that it could not have arrived at a better time. For those with short memories, next Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the administration's decision to cancel the swim program more

Teague Named League Diver of the Week
Divers continue to soar; Kuczek advances to state
Dartmouth Team Raises 2.26 Mil Less than 1 year

Dartmouth College, dives into the pool during swim practice. College President James Wright is scheduled to accept a check for $2.26 million from private fund raising that will fund the college's swim and dive programs for 10 years.

Texas A&M Swimming & Diving Fall Invitational Results
Auburn Tigers Roll Past Crimson Tide in Swimming & Diving Meet

In the diving well, Andrew Sivulka claimed a first-place victory with a 323.47on the 1-meter and a second-place score on the 3-meter (325.05). “It is great to see Andrew Sivulka come back with such great enthusiasm and talent,” AU Diving Coach Jeff Shaffer said. “I can tell he is going to be a huge contributor come SEC and NCAA time.”


UConn Men's Swimming and Diving Falls To Rutgers
UConn Men's Swimming and Diving Falls To Rutgers
Kasey Moseley is the men's conference diver of the week.

USC freshman diver Michael Hilde was second in the platform to Vincent, and freshman Kenny Jenkins was fourth in platform. "Our diving is head and shoulders above anything we've seen while we've been here and anything USC has had in a while," said Staley. (the swim coach) --The Daily Trojan

Tennessee Lady Vols' Brittany Fulmer, daughter of UT football coach Phillip Fulmer, adds depth to Dave Parrington's group of divers that includes All-Americans Kylee Wells and Lauryn McCalley. Jaime Sanger, SEC women's diver of the year, graduated. more

Mustang divers rule the springboard

Anchorage Daily News Chugiak senior divers Chad Frichtl and Jesse Earp captivated an otherwise frenzied crowd at the state swimming and diving championships Saturday as the pair continued Chugiak's dominance on the one-meter springboard. They won the boys and girls titles, respectively, by more than 50 points each. more

Reagan TX diver Mari-Michelle Musselman signed with Texas A&M
Clayton Davis selected as the Big Ten's Diver of the Week


Denise Gater Enters UT Women's Athletics Hall of Honor, Nov. 14

DENISE CHRISTIANSEN GATER: A former national champion and four-year All-American diver from 1977-82, Denise won the AIAW national 3-meter diving title in 1980, .... A four-time All-American, Christiansen Gater was a key performer on Texas' 1982 AIAW national championship team ... Denise won a gold medal in 3-meter diving at the 1979 Pan American Games in Puerto Rico, a stunning accomplishment for a college sophomore ...more

Vincent, Fusaro Sweep Platform All Results 1m 3m
Gowdy Posts Victory at USC Diving Invitational
If there was a most valuable swimmer of our team, (Utesch) would be it as a diver," --- The Ames High girls' swimming team
Carly Banks Places Second on One-Meter at Trojan Invite
Caiming Xie is in his ninth season as the head diving coach at Notre Dame for both the men's and women's team. During his tenure, .... more

Fusaro Posts Victory At Trojan Diving Invitational
Evan Watters received his third Big 12 Diver of the Month award
Gowdy Qualifies for NCAA Chamionships at USC Invitational
Deerfield may have two of the best divers in the country in Christina Loukas and Sam Papadakis, but Mundelein can boast having two of the best divers in the NSC.
Vikings also features that rarest of competitors -- one who excels on the springboard and swimming events. Sonia Peterson
Swimming body retesting world samples for THG
FINA will retest all 312 urine samples from the world championships held in July in Barcelona. Affected by the decision are swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo. more

Adam Freeman (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) will lead the diving corps for the Bison this season. Freeman won the 1m title and took third in the 3m at last year's Patriot League.
Coaching minds, not just bodies -- Loftus works with her mind coach
The scoring-- Roosevelt's Elizabeth Schweyen, Aimee Kalisz and Abby Ott from a recent dual meet against Woodhaven.
Christin Eberst was named to the College Swim Coaches Athletic Association (CSCAA) Academic All-America team. Eberst, who boasts a 3.56 GPA, was an NCAA qualifier, in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events at the NCAA's more
Head Diving Coach Michele Mitchell-Rocha - Head diving coach Michele Mitchell-Rocha enters her eighth year with the Wildcat diving program. Mitchell-Rocha is a four-time recipient of the men's Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year. more
In diving, Georgetown was able to sweep the women's side with wins from Bonilla
Gee, I wish I would've! -- COMPETITIVE DIVING LTD
Arizona men laid claim to the top three spots in the 1m and 3m events. ...Senior Daniela Bemme and freshman Mary Yarrison stood out by taking the first and second places in both events.
Florida Gold Coast divers dominated the FHSAA State 1A Diving Championships
Michael Bulfin knew the pressure was on - Fla. States
Regan Gosnell Invited to the 2004 World Cup Diving Trials
ISU Jr. Krystal Featherston Missouri Valley Conf. Diver of the Week
Head diving coach Todd Sherritt was impressed by the divers' performance today. "The girls performed flawlessly. One, two, three against Virginia is very good. We slammed the door on them. The same goes for the men's team.
Wyoming freshman John Lynch has been named Mountain West Conference Men's Diver of the Week.
Michel Larouche, l'entraîneur par excellence au Canada
Linette nails his third 1-meter title Jupiter junior Danielle Mauser won the Florida State girls 1-meter springboard title with 421.90 points.

Divers thrive - "Every swim coach I've ever worked with has said you can't win without divers," Juneau Empire
College Swimming Coaches Association has released its 1st Poll
Vince Panzano looks to move into his 26th year at Ohio State

New stars eclipse world champions in Chinese City Games
Springboard to anonymity -- Gao Min
IOC and USOC News
Suggestions for Refinishing of Durafirm Stands
Dan Laak to be inducted into the University Of Wisconsin – La Crosse Wall of Fame
Laak, a diver for the UW-L men's swimming and diving team, competed for the Eagles from 1978-82. He currently serves as men's and women's diving coach at the University of Georgia.

Mike Tober returns to U. of Maryland after a 10-year hiatus
Mission Viejo Nadadores Diving is seeking a passionate individual for full time coaching position

Ex-gymnast flips out for diving team Infusino continues Saxon diving tradition
A winning transition (gymnastics to diving)

The poise and skill shown by Berkeland is relative to a diver with years of experience under her belt, a diver whose talent came so naturally that she spent her summer days at the community pool, getting kicked out by unknowingly disobeying the “no flipping” sign. more

The New Judging System

(Figure Skating Judging moves towards Diving) A response to scandal at Salt Lake Olympics


Daily Trojan- Freshman Kalyn Keller in her debut, twice victorious
Ashley Rubenstein took home first place in the 1m, 259.10
Joona Puhakka and Trisha Tumlinson both set school records
Carrie McCambridge swept the competition at Miami (Ohio)
Who's judging judges?
SMU Women's Swim & Diving Classic Holly Hodges USC. ,win's 1m

Another newcomer who will face a tough task this weekend is Illinois diving coach Billy McGowan. McGowan's divers will take on a tough Toledo squad which swept Michigan in the 3-meter competition last weekend. more

CAL DIVING Head diving coach Phil Tonne's 2003-04 squad is small but strong. This season, Cal's diving corps is poised to have its first NCAA qualifier since 1987, in junior transfer Louie Gagnet. Gagnet, who spent his first two seasons competing for Florida State, is a two-time NCAA qualifier and was named the ACC's Most Valuable Diver two seasons in a row after winning four ACC titles in the one-and three-meter springboards. With a ninth-place finish in the three-meter board (531.8) at last year's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, he became the first Seminole diver to earn All-America recognition since 1992. Returning for the Bears from last season's diving team is senior Robbie Quinn and junior Nathaniel Dean. more

All-American diver Blythe Hartley Takes time off from USC (who, like Flaskay, is training for the Olympics this year) and there isn't really a replacement for her (thankfully for USC, Nicci Fusaro and Lindsay Draper remain). more

Min Gao (gold medal winner at the 1992 Olympic Games) to be inducted into International Women's Sports Hall of Fame
Chinese cracker set to go off -- South Africa
Sophomore men's diver Joona Puhakka and junior women's diver Trisha Tumlinson both set school records at Hawaii.vs. Arizona State meet
Olympic Medalist (Wendy Wyland VanDerWoude) in Diving Dies at 38 I more I Photo and more from ISHOF I Photo and story
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday evening

Auburn diver prepares for Olympics
Talent with a twist

In four weeks, Osceola's Kyle Blitch has turned his gymnastics skills into springboard success.

Stanford Diving Coach Dr. Rick Schavone Honored With WhoSam Award
2003 Convention Recap New JO RULES
Swimming Officials Pleased With Athens Olympics Swimming Center
(Yale) Diving team finds new mentor in Ryan Moehnke

Diver Helen's gold medal London-Masters
Wilson Aybar Named new diving coach for Holy Cross
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Mass. named Wil Aybar men's and women's diving coach. Aybar coached the last 4 seasons at Clark University and WPI.

Auburn’s Garcia Named USA Diving’s Sportsman of the Year
Russians Continue Domination of European Junior Diving
Canadian divers golden once again at jr Pan Ams
Moore excels in Junior Pan Am Championships
China no longer dominate diving pool, says German coach


Randy Ableman enters his 15th season as Hurricane coach

Randy Ableman enters his 15th season as the coach of the Hurricane diving team. Ableman, one of the nation's top diving authorities, has molded Miami diving into national prestige year in and year out and named the BIG EAST Diving Coach of the Year in 2003. The selection marked the second consecutive year Ableman received the honor and the third time overall. more

The Univ. of New Mexico seeks womens' diving coach --Apply online
DiNicola Named Diving Coach at Nebraska

Lincoln-University of Nebraska head swimming and diving coach Pablo Morales announced on Tuesday that he has hired former New Mexico diving coach Jeff DiNicola to fill an open position on his staff.

Perhaps the state's top diver is a cheerleader for the top-ranked Mesa Mountain View football team. (Tawni Jones)
He’s diving into history--Ten-year old Kristian Ipsen
University of Florida announced the team awards for 2002-03

Wilcox became just the second diver in Florida history to earn multiple All-America honors in the same season after doing so in each of the three diving events: one-meter, three-meter and platform. Wilcox also was honored with the Bill Harlan Award, which is handed out to the diver who has brought national recognition to the Florida diving program.

Focus and unity describe the IUPUI men’s swimming and diving team

The strong suit will probably be the diving team. “We hope to have all four men in the top five or six in the (Mid-Continent) Conference Championship,” said diving coach Jo Doecke.

Former UD competitor Metrinko new diving coach
USD 2003-04 Junior Diving Competition Lists


Diver Victor Paguia makes the grade for Vietnam SEAG
U of L swimming fall in 'telephone meet' (what's next, video dive meets)
Sabah diver wants to prove national selectors wrong
Seventh grader hoping to follow in mom’s Olympic footsteps
2010 Commonwealth Games Evaluation Report Released
Two from Redlands Diving Club selected to compete for Queensland
Board in line for summer reprieve
Jumpers to take a really, really high dive I more plus photo
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah are down to only two divers
Gophers men's swimming and diving to host 2005 NCAA Championships
U. of Delaware's Julie Van Deusen named Delaware's NCAA Woman of the Year
Diver Ashley Rubenstein has been voted captain of the Auburn team
Brierley claims three seconds European Masters Diving Champs.
Pan-Americano Jr. de Saltos Ornamentais Belém ----- News from All Over
Results Jr Pan Am Championships 1m I 3m I Plat I Medal Count  

Canadian divers capture three gold medals at Pan Am junior event
Canada and Mexico equal number of medals in the Ornamental Jumps Translate
Pan-Am Júnior de Saltos Ornamental is total success in Belém Translated
Athletes are enthusiasticwith Belém Translated

High school sports participation at record high
University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks Coach
Robb Pendergrass has been hired as coach for the Fresno State
Meyer named to Wisconsin Hall of Fame
Brantley's Kelly sets diving records (Fla.)

The Lake Brantley junior compiled 523.10 points to break the record, nudging Lake Highland's Brittany Viola (491.30) and Boone's Emily Bouck (482.75) in the process.

U.S. Senate votes to downsize USOC
Mounds View teacher is the dean of diving coaches
Too cautious for their own good?
Seykora Named New Diving Coach at Wisconsin
Charlie Casuto Leaves Cincinnati for San Antonio

Charlie is leaving Cincinnati and heading for San Antonio, Texas to team up with Stan Randall and Alamo Area Aquatics. After more than 30 years, the venerable Cincinnati Stingrays Diving Team will no longer exist after Sept. 1, 2003. Current Stingray Team Members will join other local teams in the Cincinnati and surrounding areas.

McDonald's of Canada launch website featuring Alexandre Despatie

MONTREAL, Aug. 13- Exactly one year before the opening of the Athens Olympic Games, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited begins the countdown by launching a website featuring its ambassador, Alexandre Despatie. As of today, friends and supporters of this world champion can follow his career on the alexandredespatie.ca website. more

Former UM Diver Takes Bronze at Pan Am Games
Anonymous businessman set to support diving pool
First Step’s A Doozy
What it feels like to dive off the 10-meter platform

OLYMPIC NOTES Safety a concern for Athens
Diving Legend Sees Daughter Captures European Title
Showspringen vom 16. – 19. September 2003 in Olten- Swiss
Derek Zulkoski had already established himself as one of the best divers to ever emerge from Columbus High School.
150,000 euro premium Top German Diver at World Champs translated
"I jump, to I seventy am" translated - German Masters story

Divers miss key element: Diving boards Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Team Orlando Diving delegates are on their way home from Pan Ams
Bradley & Brennan In 1st Day of Competition At University Games
Illinois Diving team gets full-time coach
Navarro Gaxiola Olympic Silver Medallist Passes Away

Alvaro Gaxiola from Mexico. 1960-64 Olympian. More from Alaro Gaxiola from a translated Spanish web page.

Photo Credit: The University Michigan Alumnus , Oct. 15, 1960, p. 30, BHL from flipnRip.com

1964 Olympic Games 3 Meter
1.- Klaus Díbiasi, Italia, 164.18 puntos.
2.- Álvaro Gaxiola, MEXICO, 154.69.
3.- Win Young, Estados Unidos, 153.93.
4.- Keíth Russell, Estados Unidos, 152.34.

Joe and Kristen Somma announce the birth of Kendall Jane
Joe and Kristen Somma of Whirlwind Diving are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Jane Somma. She was born on August 4th @ 5:30PM and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. More Photos

Nick O'Quin Signed with University Of Hawaii
Mexican diver hoping to repeat double gold performance
1993 Olympic Festival helped break in S.A.'s new Alamodome
(A Good Scott Donie Story)

Indiana Announces Athletes of the Year Sara (Reiling) Hildebrand
US Masters Summer Nationals Day 1 ,2 and 3 Results
Schroeder Diving Team Re-Organizes

YMCA is driven by its membership base. For cost containment reasons, Ryan Moehnke’s position as Head Diving Coach has been eliminated effective August 12. Ryan can be reached at Mrfmdive@aol.com for anyone who is looking for a coach. more

Martens ready to dive into new coaching position
Consistency key for Moore
The Most World Championship News (from all over the world)

Past Results from World Champs Men I Women Medal Count Men I Women

Women's One-meter

Women's 10m Platform

Women's 10-meter synchro

Men's 1 meter - Detailed Results

Men's 3 Meter Synchro

Men's 3 meter Finals

WOMEN 3 Meter Finals

Men's 10 meter I Semis I Finals Detailed

  Men's 10 Meter Synchro Women's 3 Meter Synchro

European Junior Championships
Girls A 1 meter Girls B 3 meter  
Boys B 3 meter Boy B Platform  
Girls B Platform Girls B 1 meter  
Boys A 1 meter    

Save us from the safety czars

As for pool diving, this has been stopped in case a school negligently fails to put enough water in the pool first. To this level of idiocy have the safety czars reduced us. more

Richardson competed in the three-meter spring board where she placed 28th by tallying 244.92 points. Richardson, a junior at USC, represented her home country of England. more
Diving for Gold
Miyamoto wins 7th crown at Japan diving nationals

Moore qualifies for Pan Am Championships
Hurricanes At Pan Am Games

Miami head diving coach Randy Ableman will serve as the Team USA Diving coach. Ableman, a nine-time NCAA Diving Coach of the year, has coached 50 All-Americans and 17 NCAA individual national champions in his 14 seasons at the University of Miami. In addition to Prandi, 2000 Olympian Michelle Davison will also be in Santo Domingo competing for the United States in the three-meter.

Olympic medallist Annie Pelletier joins Canadian Olympic Committee
ESG: Webster diver thrives without limits
3D diver Oliver advances to national tournament in Coral Springs
ASU's Puhakka garners bronze

Puhakka Finishes Third On 1M At World Championships
China closes gap with Russia in medal race
Design Chosen for Swimming Centre for 2008 Olympics

Meanwhile, experts said the shape of the joint design, a box-like shape using transparent Teflon as the roof with "bubbles" inside, is in tune with the National Stadium, also located at the Olympic Green, whose design resembles a bird's nest. MORE ON 2008 POOL

Matt and Sharleen top divers

Strom earns NDAPSSA Female Team Coach of the Year honors
Japan -- Miyamoto takes double at diving nationals

High dives are new fair highlight
Tian Liang Secure Platform Victory at Daegu Universiade
The 20-year-old Hu, however, was rather satisfied with his performance in the last dive, which he failed in the world championships and cost him the victory.

Jan Hempel gibt auf

„Ich bin enttäuscht, dass mein Vertrauen missbraucht und mein Rücktritt hintenherum bekannt wurde“, erklärte der 48-malige deutsche und zweimalige DDR-Meister. mass

Clayton 10-year-old makes waves among junior divers
High divers try to stay in one piece for show
Kilbourne's Davis brings home National Junior title

Delhi state meet -- Delhi India

Diving Results: Boys group 1: Tarun Saini (GHPS, India Gate). Boys group 2: Jasbir Singh (Rajouri Garden Swimming Club). Boys group 3: Himanshu Khandari (Rajouri Garden). Girls group 1: Shilpy Gupta (Shakarpur). Girls group 2: Nomita Dogra (JD Tytler School). Girls group 3: Nikhita Dogra (JD Tytler School.

Obituary Norman Sarsfield

Norman Sarsfield, the first paid secretary of the Amateur Swimming Association, has died at the age of 82. Sarsfield started as a diving coach in Durham. At the 1962 Commonwealth Games he was manager of the swimming team. Sarsfield was elected mayor of Durham City in 1961. He was also chairman of the England Commonwealth Games Council, a role he relinquished after the 1998 Games.

Auburn diver Caesar Garcia also saw his first action of the games, placing seventh in the platform competition with a 537.21. His was the highest finish for the USA team. Liang Tian of China won the event with a 676.21. more

Hummer Sports Park -- Dream realized --Topeka gets a diving well
Court limits liability for youth coaches, CA.

Assumed risk--The court, ruling 6-1, said athletes assume a great deal of risk when playing sports. So coaches can only be legally liable for injuries if their conduct is reckless or if they actually wanted the athlete to get injured. more

Iran snatches Asian diving silver
Wannabe Pop Star Gives Up Chance Diving In the Olympics

Ngqakayi - the only black national diver in South Africa - has made the final 10 of reality TV show Coca-Cola Popstars . The winning five will be announced next month.....From East London, but based in Johannesburg for the duration of the singing contest, Ngqakayi said this week he was willing to forego the Athens Olympics next year for a shot at a pop career. More

UH Diving Coach Brown to Participate in US Master Nationals
2003 State Games of America Results
Peggy Anderson to Be Inducted Into Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Peggy Anderson was a four-time All-American in diving from 1974-77. The 1976 national champion in the three-meter dive, Anderson won Big Ten titles at three meters in 1976 and ’77. more

Laramie (High School) participated in the Casper Relays Friday at the Kelly Walsh H.S pool, and two sophomore divers, Morgan Hobbs.. China sweep all diving golds at Daegu Universiade, eyeing Athens Olympics

An outstanding diver for the men’s team, Sobo was a four-year letterwinner for the Raiders between 1991-94. He was named four times to the all-Patriot League team while capturing seven diving titles. He won the one-meter title four times and took the three-meter championship three times. more

Miami of Ohio U. diver Christin Eberst named an Academic All-American
Good News For Minnesota Diving - Coaches fight to get Boards back

The (Minnesota) legislature looked at all the information and ruled that if you have a diving board at a pool with a 10-foot depth, the board can be used for competitive diving only, and only if there is a qualified diving coach on hand. The new amendment means no gym classes, no swim class, nothing but the diving team with a qualified coach can use the diving board. ....The new law covers the state when it comes to residential pools, but it also allows the school diving teams to use their pools. more

AKuala Lumpur Amateur Swimming Association (Klasa) aims to make a comeback in diving.
Ball State will eliminate Track, Diving and Swimming Stay

Ball State will eliminatecross country, and indoor and outdoor track programs in a cost-cutting move. The university also plans to reduce the budgets and scholarship funding for men's swimming and diving and men's volleyball, officials said Wednesday.
"We appreciate the dedication to Ball State demonstrated by the student athletes and coaches in these sports," university president Blaine Brownell said. "However, we must take these steps to best allocate the resources of Ball State."

Olympic diving in Trafalgar Square?
Reber is about to go diving at Princeton Univ.

Former Falcon Donley Named New Marshall Diving Coach
Nadine Pelletier Wins One-Metre Event at Junior Nationals
ELWOOD INDY-- The sky's the limit for Caleb Dunnichay
Staying put reaps rewards for diver

Bassham changes colors for summer
Horner's diving taking a turn for better
California Three-time section diving champ prepares for Princeton

Two from the Windy City Diving Club have qualified to the JO Nats.
Pan Am diving medal haul grows Canadian Press

Final round, Despatie led Platas by a mere one point. The Mexican missed his dive while Despatie nailed his, clinching victory. He scored 683.19 points to Platas's 678.54. Finishing third was American Troy Dumais at 627.90. more - Photo

Amanda Miller from Northern Virginia Dive Club signs with Purdue U.
Diving in to parenthood, and Pan Ams

MONTREAL, Aug. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - On the day he became a father, diver Philippe Comtois went off the deep end, literally - he was competing at the world aquatic championships....As his wife Christiane delivered a healthy, eight-pound girl in Montreal on July 19, Comtois was in Barcelona more

US Junior PAN AM Trails Results I Day 1 I Day 2 I Day 3 I
USD JO Zone E Results I 1m I 3m I Platform Day
USD JO Zone D Results I 1M I 3M I Platform

Vision and Judging by Wayne Oras
Product Review - The Stickler

We all have divers who just can't keep their ankles together, and here's a product that really helps. This Stickler was developed by our gymnastic cousins and it consists of two padded foam blocks with a velcro adhesive strip which is attached to each ankle by an adjustable strap. I tried this product with my own divers and the results were immediate. more

Wisconsin Division 1 State Boys I Division 2 State Boys
Moose Moss Invitational Results

Jim Kelly receives Massachusetts High School
Coach of the Year Award

Jim Kelly of Riptide Diving receives Massachusetts High School Coach of the Year Award "RipTide Diving Coach Jim Kelly received the 2002-2003 N. Asst. Coach of the Year Award from the Eastern Massachusetts Interscholastic Swim Coaches Academy. Jim was honored for his contributions to Mass. high school diving and coaching four area high schools where he had six of the top twelve divers final @ Girls Winter States this season. He also had two of the top 5 boys, one being a freshman.

2003 Australian Junior Nationals 1M I 3M I Platform
FINA Grand Prix - Rome, Italy
Court rejects lawsuit alleging gender bias in Title IX law
Colorado Cup 2003 Results
June 14-15, 2003 Tultitlan, MEX

Woodlands FINA 2003 Grand Prix
May 8-11, 2003,Watch Here for Results and Live "Score cast"




Meet Photos from


Women's 3m Prelims
Women's 3-m Semi B
Women's 3-m Semi A
Women 3m Final

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Men 3-m Semi A
Men 3m Final


Men 10m Synchro Final
Women 3m Syn Final
Men's 3m Synco Final
Women 10m Synco Final

Women's 10m Prelims
Women's 10m Semi B
Women's 10m Semi A
Women 10m Final

Men's 10m Prelims
Men 10m Semi B
Men 10m Semi A
Men's 10m Final

"KZ" Li Former Olympian Named FIU's First Diving Coach

"Florida International University’s fledgling women’s swimming program took another major step forward with the announcement that former Olympian Kongzheng “KZ” Li has agreed to come on as the team’s first-ever diving coach." more

University of Minnesota Diving Coach Job Posting
Andy Crum of Cougar Diving Signs with Louisiana State University
Sara Hapanen of Thunderstruck Diving Club signed with University of Wyoming
Kevin Teague , 2003 East Nationals 3 meter champion , a member of Kentucky Dive Club coached by Mike Lyden (University of Kentucky dive coach) has committed to the U.S. Naval Academy. Kevin will continue his diving career at the Academy (located in Annapolis Maryland) under the coaching of Joe Suriano.
The University of Toledo drops Swimming and Diving.
Brittany Lerew of Team Orlando signed with Florida State University
Div I
Div II

John Shuster after 22 years is leaving his coaching job at U. of Delaware. His position will be available.
FINA Diving Grand Prix Canada Cup Results
Divers show potential at FINA Grand Prix, Cleve Dheensaw,
Golden diving day for Comtois and Despatie, Louis Daignault
Diving sensation Despatie wraps up weekend

v. 2003 Junior Challenge Results- 1m I 3m I 10m
Friday's Detailed Results I Saturday's Detailed Results

Hali Saucier of Pacific Northwest signed with to LSU
Alyson Carlyon of Pacific Northwest signed with to LSU
Adam Hebert of Bengal Tiger Aquatics signed with to LSU
Andrew Keane of Emerald Diving signed with to LSU more
SoCal Timeline 2003 for this weekend.

Just released The 2004 USA Olympic Logo

High-Impact Flash Video

British Columbia Provincial Championship Results
Brittany Viola youngest member of USA World Team
US Diving World Championships Trials
Men's Platform 3 meter Syncro Platform Syncro 3M
Women's Platform 3 meter Syncro Platform Syncro 3M

USD Regional Spring Meets

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2002 JO Summer Senior Nationals pictures - Dallas, TX
Number skill Game. How fast are you?
University of Georgia announced the signing of diver Chris Colwill

Sara Hershman To Be A Lady Bulldog Next Year
Tony Burkhard of Arizona signed a letter of intent with Georgia Tech

St. Louis to Host 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving

Mary Yarrison Signs with Arizona for Full Scholarship
Matt Bisordi of the Stanford Age group team signed with U. of Texas
Derek Starks
of the Nadadores signed a letter of Intent with the Univ. of Miami
Cassidy Krug of Pitt Diving signed a letter of Intent with Stanford University
Emily Richmond of Clayton Diving Alliance signed with Washington Univ., MO
Steven Lobue signs with Purdue; Emily Weigand received early acceptance and will be attending Princeton. Both dive with Blue Dolphin Diving
Spinner Meet RESULTS I PHOTOS Hosted by Drexel University
Atlantic Coast Conference 1M I 3M
Patriot League Conference 1M I 3M
Big East Conference 1M I 3M
Missouri Valley Conference 1M I 3M
Mountain West Conference - Results 1m I 3M I 10m

Colonial Athletic Assoication Championships Results
NCAA Div. II Diving Championships
NCAA Zone Results: A | B | C | D | E
New England Diving Championships 2003 Results
New Jersey NJIAA State Boys 1M I Kansas State Boys 1M
2002-2003 Nebraska States , February 27 2003
Émilie Heymans smashes Canadian record at Winter Nationals
Canadian Senior Nationals 1M I 3M I Platform
Jesse Maple of Lightning Diving is going to University of Alabama
Karen Dierks of Blue Dolphin Diving is going University of Georgia

Rob Carlisle signs with Rutgers University!

Badger & SNYDA Invitional Meet May 31- June 1 Bronx NY
FINA DIVING GRAND PRIX Zhuhai City 21 - 23 February
A Positive Mental Approach For Diving by Wayne Oras
Creating a Healthy & Effective Motivational Climate
By Marilyn Strawbridge, Ph.D. & Nancy Marshall, B.A.


HANOVER, NH - The Dartmouth men's and women's varsity swimming and diving programs will be continued through a funding agreement between a group of students, alumni, and parents and the Dartmouth administration. The agreement calls for the program to be fully reinstated based on a $2 million fund-raising effort. Older news / more / even more

Decisions Concern Alum -I- Hundreds Protest Dive and Swim Cuts

Bisordi, a California native Signs with Texas
Whitney and Tom Michael had a healthy baby girl on Thursday, November 21st. Her name is MacKenzie Katherine. She was 8lbs 5oz and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are recovering very well. Pictures

Update-Dartmouth NCAA Div. I Swim Team as an auction item on eBay
Update Boston Globe - Coaches Note How to Help -

"Chuck Wielgus, executive director of USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport, called Dartmouth's decision ''almost unfathomable'' and said it sent a message to other, less prestigious institutions that college swimming is expendible." more
Dartmouth College NCAA Division I Swim Team as an auction item on eBay and asked for an opening bid of $211,000. As of last night, there were no bidders. Coaches Note How to Help

Dartmouth to cut swimming and diving - Boston Globe

In a press release, the College explained that the swimming and diving teams were being cut not only because of the $212,000 annual expense of supporting the teams, but also the $20-$25 million upgrade that Dartmouth's Karl Michael Pool is in need of to be competitive with other Division I swimming facilities.....While the teams are known for having some of the highest average grade point averages of any Division I team, Dartmouth's swimmers have not historically been extremely competitive.
Explaining why the aquatic programs were cut, a College press release noted that, "We have been unable to stay competitive in swimming, and believe that success could not be attained without a significant infusion of new resources."... The Big Green men have not enjoyed a single victory in the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League, which was founded in 1962. The team has also never won a regular season Ivy League championships -- competition started in 1936.
more - College paper -Boston Globe

Georgia Diving Invitational--Story and Results

ATHENS, Ga. - Alabama's Lane Bassham and Auburn's Matt Bricker picked up individual event victories on the second day of the 2003 Georgia Diving Invitational at the Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens. Georgia's Todd Avery finished sixth in the men's 3-meter final. more


After six years, Van Austin has stepped out of retirement to assume the responsibilities as Head Diving Coach at Tualatin Hills Diving Club in Beaverton, Oregon. Other responsibilities include marketing the sport and increasing the size of the team which now numbers about 30. He took over on November 4.
Austin had been a diving coach for thirty-five years in Southern California before moving to Portland in 2000. His coaching background included, Novice, Junior Olympic, Senior, High School and College teams. During that time he coached the Los Angeles Diving Team, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Diving Team, UCLA and California State University-Northridge, among others. more

The 2002 CAMO International Diving Championship
December 6-8,

The results of :
- Friday, December 6
- Saturday, December 7
- Sunday, December 8

CAMO Photos I

More Photos Coming Soon!

2002-2003 Michigan Lower Peninsula State Div I Girls
2002-2003 Michigan Lower Peninsula State Div I Girls
For Divers Who Want to be Swimmers
Matt Leone, Colgate Coach, Undergoes Heart Surgery

Matt Leone suprised his divers and friends last week when he told us he would be undergoing triple bypass surgery. The surgery took place on Tuesday and Leone is doing well and expects to be back on the deck by January You can e-mail Matt or send get well wishes to 45 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346. Those of us that know Matt know that he has a big heart but apparently it was a little clogged!

Whitney and Tom Michael had a healthy baby girl on Thursday, November 21st. Her name is MacKenzie Katherine. She was 8lbs 5oz and 20 inches long. Mom and baby are recovering very well. Pictures
Oklahoma Diving Invitational - November 2-3, 2002 Photos
Sagebrush Diving Invite 2002 Results
Moss Farms, Fall Classic at the Moose Moss Aquatic Center.

Coach struck by bullet near diving facility--Contact Ron Piemonte

Olympian, Michelle Davison Interview

Melanie Cabassol, Michael Gilligan, Kristen Caiazzo, Emily Weigand, Christie Icenhower, Steven LoBue, Rachel Pichacz, Sami Schlachterman, Karen Upperco and Ryan Hunt. more

MORE !!! 2002 JO Summer Nationals Pictures - Stanford, CA.

For those of you who went to Stanford for JO Nationals. What did you think? Like? What did you think about the very "fast Nationals " and the World Trials after. This is the first time US Diving had World trials. What did you think??? I See what people are saying!

Bela Karolyi discusses favorite moments, great gymnasts' traits
Masters "Summer" Nationals Results, SMU- Aug. 16-18
Junior World Championships "The World's Best"
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Updated from the meet

Rainbow Diving Club August Invitational Results
Mt. Vernon, Indiana Teacher / Coach Needed

The diving coaching is combined with a full time teacher's aid position in the pool area that pays $15,406 for the school year, single medical coverage, vision insurance and a life insurance policy. The diving coach position pays another $3,077. more

Zone D Photos I Zone B Photos I Senior Zone D I More USA FINA Photos
Thanks to Joelle Cabassol for her help taking photos at JO Nationals

2002 Junior Nationals Information I See the Pool

1 Meter I 3 Meter I Platform I Photos # 1

European Diving Championships Berlin 2002

Compete detailed results from 2002 World Cup
2002 Arena Diving Champions Cup
Junior Zone Results A I B I C I D I E
Regina Diving Club Seeks Head Coach

The Regina Diving Club is targeting its future diving programs at achieving athletic excellence both Nationally and Internationally, and to do so is seeking a uniquely gifted individual to assume the duties of HEAD COACH.

USD Zone Seniors Results A I B I C I D ----- Zone Photos C I D

Scott Reich Hired to Lead Lady'Back Divers

Former LSU diving coach Scott Reich has been hired to head the Lady Razorback diving program. Reich is a former NCAA Diving Coach of the Year and has coached many national champions and all-Americans. more .

Michelle Davison from the U of Miami earns NCAA Woman of the Year Award for Florida.
World's Best at the FINA Diving Grand Prix Mexico City
Photo's I Results

COM Aquatics Diving coach, John Proctor and wife Traci are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. Born 9/29/2002, Elizabeth Morgan Proctor weighed in at 7 lbs and is 18 inches long. Mom and baby are doing fine.
Krista (Wilson) - Klein's Backyard Training Center

The Pool meets current FINA specs. Cheese board on short stand. Built in trampoline plus hot tub.

What current NCAA women's sport would you like Oregon to add? Your vote may help University of Oregon add Diving and Swimming. Click here to vote
Canada - USA Challenge Results I Canadian News I
Day 1 and 2 Photos I Day 3 and 4 Photos

The inaugural Canada - USA Challenge was a tremendous success! Before a large crowd of coaches, divers, parents and spectators, who were often on their feet cheering and applauding, many of North America's top divers put in great proformences. more


Fall Capital Classic at the Montgomery Aquatic Center in Rockville, MD Nov. 15-17
Chinese coaching legend Xu Yiming visits US Elite.

Everything you need to know about the next Summer Olympics!

Kimiko and Erin In Synch

FINA Diving World Cup 2002 Sevilla (ESP)Full Results
Combined Total China – 553 Russia – 258 Australia – 231 Great Britain – 202 USA – 194 Canada – 181

Kimiko Soldati/Erin Quinn 4th on 3 meter Synchro

Men's 1 m

Women's 1 m

Men's 3 m synchro

Men's 3 m

Women's 3m

Women's 3m synchro

Men's Platform
Combine Totals

Women’s Platform

Men's 10m synchro
Women's 10m synchro

East Junior National Championships Results
East Junior National Divers in Action Photos I More Photos
East Junior National Championships I

West Junior National Championships Results I More Photos
West Nationals Photos I Lightning Diving Wins the West

Team USA at the USA FINA Grand Prix Meet Coral Spring Fla.

Watch here for Region Results and Photos. Send them in we'll post them!
Region Results 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Doug and Beth Beavers Have Baby

William Ford Beavers was born to Doug and Beth Beavers on June 29th at 4:49 amHe was 8lbs and 20 inches long. Both mom and child are doing very well. Doug Beavers an active PDCA member and coach of the Lightning Diving of City of St. Peters Rec-Plex MO. Beavers has had a busy few months first winning West Jr. National in Coral Springs and now becoming a father for the first time

Failing a Secret of Success? By Dr. Alan Goldberg

Winners hate failing with a passion. However, they are smart enough to know that failing is an important part of the process. It's what you have to do to get to success. more

Rome FINA Grand Prix, June 14 -16, 2002

2002 NISCA top 40 Boys 6 dives championship listing
2002 NISCA top 40 Girls 6 dives championship listing

Diving Coach Position: Western Kentucky University is seeking a men and women's diving coach. Position is part-time and pays $10,000 per year. WKU, located in picturesque, Bowling Green, Kentucky, has a long tradition as a successful mid-major Division I swimming and diving program. Please contact Coach Bill Powell by phone 270-745-6075 or via email at JIPowell@Netzero.net.

Dive Michigan Meet I Results I Photos

2001-2002 All-America Diving High School List

2001 - 2002 PUBLIC H.S. Nat's Champs
Megan Balkenbush- Rocky Mountain H.S.
Fort Collins CO,
Brian Mariano- Naugatuck High School Naugatuck CT

2001 - 2002 INDEPENDENT H.S. Nat's Champs Brittany Lerew- Lake Highland Prepatory Orlando FL,
Chris Colwill- Tampa Preparatory School Tampa FL

KZ or KR Are they the same person? Or just brothers?
FINA Grand Prix China Open Results
FINA Grand Prix, Torneo Internacional de Clavado

Colby-Sawyer College Looking for Diving Coach

La Salle University Looking for Dive Coach

Whatever happened too Christine Loock?

1) A beautiful diver, strawberry blond from Texas, a USA Olympic trials finalist, represented the United States in springboard and 10 meter diving internationally.
2) She married a Canadian Olympic diver.
3) She won the Betty Crocker Future Homemaker Award, was head cheerleader, football sweetheart, and was the graduating class valedictorian.

Phillip Jones places 2nd at the Russia Nationals.

Phillip Jones of the University of Tennessee placed 2nd at the Russia Nationals. Jones with 407.97 points put in a very consent list between scoring between 66 and 70 points on each optional. Slissovsky Vassiliy won with 445.35 Dmitriy Sautin did not compete at the meet.

New Web site for New Coaches and Divers

Barbara Parker of Port City Diving announces a new group of web pages that are going to be filled with all the free information about diving. Although it is in its very beginning stages, she hopes that it will become a place that people (coaches, parents, whomever) will come to in order to find whatever they need. The site is geared to grassroots, but should eventually have something for everyone. The Site is Free-For-All

2002 Colorado State Boys High School Results
Introducing Springboard Sam ®

Have a Safe Summer .

Art by Drew Rollo

FINA Grand Prix China Open Results
FINA Grand Prix, Torneo Internacional de Clavado

Colby-Sawyer College Looking for Diving Coach
La Salle University Looking for Dive Coach
Judging Clown Comic

USA All Star's Win Amsterdam Cup I Photos 2002

Meet the Team I Complete Amsterdam Cup Results I Team Results
The largest diver turnout for the Amsterdam Cup with 26 teams and 16 counties participating and 175 divers from all over Europe and the US. Competing in the newest pool in Amsterdam, only 8 weeks old, a wonderful facility with 4 pools and a diving well with a fantastic indoor tower. American athletes were sharp and ready to perform! more

Diver Wins $1500 Grant for Dive Training

Quintin Harris, a member of Port City Diving, was awarded a $1500.00 grant from the Henry “Hank” AaronChasing the Dream Foundation”.  This non-profit foundation awards scholarships to minority students from ages 9 to 12 years to help them to start chasing their dreams.  Applicants, drawn from the local Boys and Girls Clubs, were chosen based on talent, dedication shown through their writing, and a plan of action to acheive a set of goals within the next year.  more

Michigan Selects Bergere to Lead Diving Programs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan athletic director William Martin announced today (Thursday, April 25) that Christopher Bergere (pronounced BURR-geer) has been named head coach of the Wolverines men's and women's diving programs. Bergere becomes the third diving coach in Michigan history as he replaces Dick Kimball, who retired at the end of the 2002 season after guiding the Wolverines program for 43 years. more

Laura Wilkinson Shows her Gold Medal Rip!

To be a Great Diver You need Faith


Jenny Keim 2 Time US Olympian Engaged!

She 's also recovering nicely from shoulder surgery.

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Dick Kimball Receives the Paragon Award

After 43 years of coaching diving, all at the University of Michigan, Dick Kimball has fallen to mandatory retirement. His appearance and fitness levels are that of a man half of his 67 years. His coaching and teaching levels are energetic, on time and without reminenance. He can still do a 4-1/2 somersault with a trampolet off the 10m platform. He is diving’s legend of the sport. more

Tom Gompf Inducted into Hall of Fame

Tom Gompf loves all aspects of diving; always has, always will. He started as a young local competitor, advanced to the Olympic Games, performed in professional competition and grew to serve the international diving community as an administrative leader. He is a hard worker for the good of the sport and a friend to all. Gompf has had a profound international influence on the sport of diving. more

PATTY ELSENER (USA) Honor Diver Inducted into the Hall of Fame

FINA USA Grand Prix I Woman's Results I Men's Results
Great Photos Soon!

2002 US Masters "Spring" Diving Championships
US Elite Diving Academy is looking for an Assistant Coach
FINA GRAND PRIX Montreal’s Meeting May 3-5, Full Results I Photos

Lausanne, April 29, 2002 - 77 divers from 14 countries (AUS, BRA, CAN, CHN, COL, CUB, GER, GBR, ITA, JPN, PUR, RSA, RUS, USA) are already engaged to participate to the fifth meeting of the 2002 FINA Diving Grand Prix (May 3-5, in Montreal, CAN).

2002 Russian Grand Prix
Texas Junior High State Competition - 2001-2002

GC Divers Novice & 11 & U JO Invitational
Moss Farms International Invitional Results
2002 Southern California Novice Invitational - May 25, 26, 2002
All Time Olympic Diving Medal Count
2002 Southern California Section CIF Championships - Division 2
Irene MacDonald at last finished her “list”

Irene MacDonald, one of Canada’s long time colorful coaches and CBC commentators, has at last finished her “list” ….and died this past Thursday evening, peacefully and in comfort , holding the hand of one of her “diving moms”, Donna Sherry. more

Region 1 Results updated Brynn Rollo of Boston Area Diving wins the girl's 11u eventsI Photos
Region 5 Results 1st Lightening Diving LighI 2nd North S
hore Sharks I 3rd Oklahoma City Dive Club
Maine H.S. Class B State Meet Results
NCAA Div. I Men's National Championships
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Canada Alberta Winter Games Trials - Zone 3
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Texas Junior High City Championships - April 6, 2002
Colorado CHHSA Coaches Invite - April 8, 2002

Canada-U.S. Challenge East-West All-Star Team.

United States Diving is offering, to the top three finishers in each event from the East and West National Meets, an opportunity to compete against Canada’s top six age group divers. Winner 1m winner 3m plus the best combined place finish will also be considered for the team.I Info I More Info I

FINA GRAND PRIX Madrid Spain March 15-17, 2002
SPA Winter Championships - 2002 Results

College and High School Results from Feb 21-March 8, 2002

Michigan Boys States Championships Results

New England Association Championships Hosted by Brown University

Jetstream Invitational 2002 - March 23-24 JO Events
A Lucky Meet - Lincoln Nebraska - JO Events

Western Canadian Diving Championships April 5, 2002 - Results

ROSTOCK, Germany. Alexandre Despatie (age grouper) of Montreal won a war of near-perfection with one of the top Chinese divers Sunday to earn the gold medal on men. s 10-metre tower at the Rostock Open, the second stop this season on the Grand Prix diving circuit. more

FINA Grand Prix Spring Swallows Moscow Russia

Southern Cross - International - Southport Qld
Nebraska Placed on Probation

March 5, 2002 - Indianapolis - The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, has been placed on probation for two years by the Division I Committee on Infractions because of actions by former swimming coaches and a former head wrestling coach that resulted in the provision of extra benefits and improper recruiting contacts, among other violations. more

Hobie Billingsley on 3 week tour of Australia

Hobie Billingsley did a 3 week tour of Australia. He spent about 10 days with the South Australian Sports Institute. In between working with the SASI team and coaches, Hobie conducted coaching clinics for 3 days in Melbourne, 2 days in Adelaide and 2 days in Brisbane. All up, Hobie worked with about 30 Australian coaches. more

A New Smaller Suba!

Bennett Ceceila Suba was born on Friday Jan. 25 at 3:08pm. Frist for the Suba's. She was 6 pounds and nineteen inches long. Mom baby and dad are doing great! Dave Suba is the US Diving Jr. Rules Chairman and very involved with our sport. Dave is on the left, Bennett is the smaller one on the right in the photo. more

Ryan Moehnke Named Head Coach of Schroeder YMCA

Ryan Moehnke of Fishers IN. has been named Schroeder YMCA Diving Coach. Moehnke who has spent the last few years coaching with the Indy Starz and John Wingflied, at the US Diving Regional Tranning Center. Moehnke will be replacing Gary Cox who replaced Jay Lewew.

Gary Cox leaving the coaching Ranks, Schroeder job Open

After 12 years as Schroeder YMCA Head Diving Coach and with a total of 16 years of coaching, Gary Cox has stepped down from the coaching ranks to accept a promotion within the YMCA. Gary is staying on with the Schroeder YMCA as Director of Program Operations. Schroeder YMCA is now beginning the search to replace Gary as Head Diving Coach with hopes to fill the position by early January.
The coaching position is a full time salaried appointment with the Schroeder YMCA and Aquatic Center. Included with the position is retirement, health insurance, and paid vacation. All interested parties can contact Gary for further information. Phone: 414-354-9622 EXT 134

Ron Piemonte Named Moss Farms Head Diving Coach

Ron Piemonte head coach of Tualatin Hills Dive Club will be moving to Georgia to coach of the Moss Farms Dive Team. This means your next trip to Moultrie may include a fishing expedition!
Photo of old and new Moss Farms coaches at Jr. Worlds 2000.
Moss Farms Diving / Pool Photo

British Name Misha World Class Potential Manager

British Diving's new World Class Potential "Junior Olympic Programme Manager", Mykhaylo (Misha) Ugryumov, takes up his new appointment in Great Britain in February 2002. Misha has been the National Coach for Spain for the last 8 years and prior to that was the Ukraine and Soviet Union Coach of the National Diving Team. Misha will work very closely with our National Performance Director, Steve Foley, who also moves over here from Australia, full time in April 2002.

John and Tania Wingfield Have first Child

Congratulations are in order for the Wingfields.
With the FINA age group rules in mind Ciara Lynn born Jan. 8th, she weighed in at 5 pounds, 8.5 ounces. To send John an e mail click here.


Long time diving coach Tom Trapp has replaced Ron Piemonte as Head Diving Coach at Tualatin Hills Diving Club. Trapp steps up from his position as assistant coach and assumes his duties as of January, 2002. He has been the assistant coach at the Tualatin Hills Dive Club in Beaverton, Oregon since 1999.more

Brandon Gardner leaves Texas Aquatics

Brandon Gardner, age group coach at U Texas, resigned effective Jan 1st. George Purdue assistant age group coach for the team will become head coach. Purdue worked with Bill York of York Dive Club of Virginia. Gardner who is from Austin will continue to work in Austin in real estate which he has been involved with since returning to Austin

Kimball To Retire

After 43 years as head diving coach at the University of Michigan, Dick Kimball will retire at the end of the current NCAA season. Kimball is regarded as one of the word's top diving coaches, Dick Kimball made his first appearance as U.S. diving coach at the Tokyo games 1964 and had three Wolverine divers in the competition. He has trained many NCAA, National and Olympic champions. Kimball is also considered the world's greatest trampoline spotter and mentor to many. Thank You.


Olympic Diver Saves Woman from Icy River

He has dived for Olympic glory, but those who saw Jeff Liberty's heroic rescue say his bravery deserves more than any gold medal. The 23-year-old Canadian diving champ dived Monday into the chilly waters of the Bow River to rescue a pregnant woman whose car had careered off Deerfoot Trail. The vehicle crashed through a fence and sped across the busy Lafarge off-leash area into the slow-flowing river. more I even more

Wilkinson Turns Gold to Diamonds

The Ring

Congratulations are in order for Laura Wilkinson who is adding diamonds to her collection of precious metals (most notably an Olympic Gold). Laura's fiance, Eriek popped the question last Friday, Laura's 24th Birthday. more on Laura, Laura Wilkinson - video highlights

Ring Photo

USDivng Raises Membership Fees. Start Jan. 1st
Limited - $30 Novice - $50 J.O. - $75 Coach - $150 Team - $150
Current rates in effect for anyone registering before January 1st.

Brian Mulligan Named Diving Coach at University of Las Vegas

Brian Mulligan has been named University of Las Vegas Diving Coach. Mulligan a diving record holder and NCAA Zone qualifier at Villanova. Has a senior Brian Mulligan was named the 2000-01 men's swimming & diving team MVP. Mulligan is a former Boston Area Diving age grouper from Duxbury Mass. Mulligan is excited and looking forward to working with a great program.

Guy Pollino named Diving Coach at Brown University.

Guy Pollino former Boston Area Diver has been named Men's and Women's Diving Coach at Brown University. While at Springfield College from 1987-1991 Pollino was coached by Peter Avdoulos and was a three-time All-American and New England Champion. He comes to Providence Rhode Island after seven years coaching at the University of Massachusetts. That team included numerous Atlantic-10 Conference individual and team champions, and NCAA Zone Qualifiers.

Ground Zero for China's Olympic hopefuls

BEIJING - Don't be fooled by the diapers the little girls wear under their leotards, the 4 p.m. watermelon break, or the candy-colored mats that make the sunny gymnasium look like Romper Room.
This is Ground Zero for China's Olympic hopefuls, the cream of the young athletic crop in the capital that will host the 2008 Games. The pint-size dynamos somersaulting through the air, leapfrogging, and doing laps around the carpet on their hands are not playing. more

Tommy and Whitney Michaël announce the birth of their son John Christophe

Whitney and Christophe are recovering very well. Born 9-29-01 at 10:51pm He was 7lbs 14oz and 19 inches. Sound like another lifetime family membership for USD.


Following the successful attainment of Sport England lottery funding for the World Class Start and World Class Potential programme for Diving the ASA is seeking to appoint a National Talent Identification Manager - World Class Start Diving. SALARY: ASA Grade X: To £30,000 plus pension and car more

Webo Chen Named Purdue Diving Coach

Wenbo Chen will be named the Purdue Diving Coach. Chen will be taking over the Boilermakers has they start workouts in their new aquatic's complex. Chen has been one of the top age group and senior coaches in the US. Purdue University is in Lafayette IN. New pool photos

In post-Louganis era, U.S. divers have done a belly-flop
Once-dominant American program has fallen on lean times

When you call me COACH... By Kevin A Sage
Canada Games Diving Compete Results
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Junior PAN AM Championships, Mexico City Aug 8-12, 2001
The Canadian Amateur Diving Association Inc. News Aug. 11
Day 2 USA Junior's Win 4 of 5 Golds
Photo Album

In post-Louganis era, U.S. divers have done a belly-flop
Once-dominant American program has fallen on lean times

Lizzy Flynt named NCAA Women of the year for the State of Tennessee,

Former Univ. of Tennessee diver Lizzy Flynt was named winner for the State of Tennessee, NCAA Women of the year. She is one of 51 State winners covering all sports. 10 finalists will be named on Sept 10th. and the overall winner to be announced Oct.21st. Lizzy, who recently retired, is the third Tennessee diver following Tracy Bonner 1997 and Kathy Pesek 1999, to be honored with the award.She is the only diver on this years list of award winners. Lizzy was the 1997 US Indoor National Champion and 1997and 2000 National team member and 2000 Olympic trialist. more

Sammy Honored at "Diving Odyssey" Update

We had a stage set up in front of the guard office and had a huge back projection screen set up with rotating pictures flashing during the evening. Curt Wilson said a few words on behalf of SPA Diving, I spoke and then we turned out the pool lights and showed a special video that my friend helped me put together for Sammy...it was sooo neat! Not a dry eye in the house!

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Nunzio Esposto Wins 3 Events at Masters Nationals

MISSION VIEJO, CALIF. - Univ. of North Carolina and North Carolina Aquatic Club diving coach Nunzio Esposto just returned from US. Diving Master's Nationals in Mission Viejo, Calif. where he did a real number of the competition. Esposto placed first on the onbe meter with a score of 508.70, first on the three meter with a score of 517.05, first on the platform with a score of 309.25, and first in synchronized diving with Todd Mulzet from Rose Bowl Aquatics with a score of 466.20. more

Sammy to be Honored at "Diving Odyssey"

McCormick divers, announces the 5th McCormick Divers diving extravaganza, 2001 – A DIVING ODYSSEY, at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach on Saturday, October 6, 2001 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The evening will include a spectacular diving show and a dinner, with silent and live auctions. Tickets for the evening are on sale now and are $40.00 per person (pre-purchase required).  Tickets, only for the diving show, can be purchased in advance or at the door for $5.00 per person. We encourage you to purchase your tickets early as in previous years the event has been sold out! more I WhosSam

Krista Klein New Baby Boy

GCDivers coach Krista Klein, and her husband Jeff Klein are proud parents of a new baby boy: Reid, Gordon Klein (7pounds, 13 ounces). Ida and Dick Wilson (also Gcdivers coaches) are the very proud grand parents!!!! Krista and Jeff already have 3 other children (Regan, Brice, Carson).

Jeff Bro has accepted the coaching job at Nebraska

After one year, Morales and assistants Doug Humphrey and Jeff Bro plan to field a team full of their own recruits. For now, however, they must find at least 11 swimmers and divers eligible to open the season Oct. 6. more

KZ's Brother KR to coach at Elite Diving Academy

Li Kong Rong (KR) will participate in a technical exchange with the US Elite Diving Academy for the next four months. KR has coached in Australia for the past 7 years. KR has worked with the Australian Institute of Sport and most recently for the Queensland Diving Association. KR holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education from the Beijing Institute of China and received the first ever degree conferred in the field of diving in China.While at the Academy KR will be working with Drew Johansen on training programs and techniques for the team.

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A Case for Growth in Lieu of Elimination by Kevin Sage

Is there an opportunity that we are missing from the age group programs on up to the senior/international level? How exciting will the Sr. Zone meets be this weekend? If you go, think about it while you are there. How can these high level meets be marketed differently? Why are we not filling up the bleachers with 1,000's more

Legal Team to assist threatened college swim programs

PHOENIX, July 12. Swimming World, SWIM Magazine and swiminfo.com announced the formation today of a Legal Defense Team to assist in the fight to save college swim and dive programs threatened with elimination. By Phillip Whitten more

Jim Fischer Named Patriot Dive Club Coach

Jim Fischer a graduate of Indiana University. Big 10 Finalist, NCAA Championship Finalist, member of the US Diving National Team. Age Group coach under the direction of Olympic Coach Ron O'Brien, one year Head Coach at University of Maryland and five year Head Coach at University of Wisconsin. Fischer has named head age group coach of the Patriot Dive Club

John Ames Named Georgia Tech Coach

ATLANTA - John Ames, formerly of George Washington University and the Montgomery Dive Club, has been named the diving coach at Georgia Tech, Head Coach for Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Seth Baron announced on Thursday. more

Chuck Knesel succumbs to cancer

Long time diving supporter has succumb to cancer. Chuck Knesel of Austin TX a long time fixture at all major USD meets and most NCAA meets. Chuck and his wife Sherel received to WhoSam Award last year for their contributions to the sport. Knesel was a member of the Board of Director of US Diving. Chuck leaves a sport he loved better off. We know heaven runs on time now.


Nebraska Athletic Director Covered Up Multi-Million Dollar Gift
to Eliminate Men's Swimming

PHOENIX, June 29. AN investigation by swiminfo and Swimming World magazine has uncovered startling new information about the decision to cut men’s swimming at the University of Nebraska. more
Related stories University of Nebraska Discontinues Men’s Swimming and Diving l Iowa State Discontinues Men's Swimming l Out in the Nick of Time

The Australian Diving Annual Awards, 2001
How many Australian Juniors can you find in the foam pit?

Innovation from busy Beavers I Results

Doug Beavers and the St Peters Rec-Plex in St Peters Missouri was host to an innovative competition that could, over the next several years, alter the direction of Senior Diving in the US. The Gateway Cup International Meet was held June 15-17, and included the Etobicoke Diving Club, The Woodlands Diving Team, Stanford Diving, North Shore Diving, US Elite Diving Academy Schroeder Dive Team and the Lightning Diving Team (St Peters, Missouri) more

Belgian wins Olympic presidency in landslide
Nebraska Swimming and Diving Update
FINA Grand Prix Point Standards

UPDATE--U. of Nebraska Discontinues Men’s Swimming and Diving

Now! The Rumor is True
LINCOLN, Neb. --
University of Nebraska officials announced today that men’s swimming and diving will be discontinued as an intercollegiate sport at Nebraska, beginning with the 2001-2002 season. Nebraska will continue to sponsor the women’s swimming and diving program. more I coaching related story I U. Miami Story

Jason Baumann Named Indiana University Age Group Coach

Joining the IU staff this season is Jason Baumann. Jason is former team captain, Big Ten finalist, and NCAA All American for Indiana University. He returns "home" after a successful stint as head diving coach at the University of Wyoming where he was 2001 Mountain West Conference Men's Diving Coach of the Year.

New Canaan Sweeps YMCA Diving Nationals
Corey Pagnotta women's 3 meter. Erin Lashnits women's 1 meter. Brian Marian 1 and 3 meter for the men. All from New Canaan YMCA . Coached by Joe Somma and Jesse Cyr. more

Drew on the Move

Drew Johansen has become a part owner in the US Elite Diving Academy located in Columbus, Ohio.  Drew will arriving in Columbus on April 1st.  He will be directing his new business and diving team from a recently completed state of the art dry land facility in Columbus.  more

US Elite Diving / 893 Chambers Road / Columbus, OH 43212 /614-299-7525

Kenny Armstrong "look alike" Contest Winners

Jeff Dalman of Auburn WA and Barry Thomas of Tampa Fla.

We've had a overwhelming response to the Kenny Armstrong "look alike" contest. Our judges reviewed over 100's of photos submitted.

The winners are Jeff Dalman of Auburn WA and Barry Thomas of Tampa Fla. Winners will each receive a 14 year old injured gymnast who hopes to make it to the Olympics.

Doug Beavers of the St. Louis Rec Plex was voted "Runner up"

The Hat Trick for Wessel and Marga Zimmermann

Jana and Romy

Wessel and Marga Zimmermann had their third daughter, Jana, on March 27. The
Zimmermans have to other daughters Romy (3) and Misha (1). Both Wessell and Marga are one time Netherlands National Champions and now coach at the Springschool Zimmermann, just outside of Amsterdam. Wessel is an honors graduate and former diver at the University of Nebraska from 1983-1987. He is also a Medical Doctor when not coaching

Wess and Marga Zimmermann

Hobie Billingsley To Offer Diving Coaches Clinic

Hobie sharing with young coaches

Hobie will be offering a three day clinic on June 1-3, 2001. This is a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is a clinic to "TEACH COACHES TO COACH".

Hobie is one of the most successful Diving Coaches of all time. While at Indiana University, he produced many Big Ten, NCAA, National and Olympic Champions. He has served as the USA's representative on International Judging panels including the Olympic Games. He is the Diving's Goodwill Ambassador to the World. Some consider him as the Father of Modern Diving and Coaching in the World. Other Info about "The Man" is contained on this site under "The Hobie Factor". more

Women's NCAA Div.1 Diving

Women's NCAA Div.1 Diving competiton will be aired on ESPN on Friday at 2pm. Unfortunately you may have to watch some swimming between diving events. Please check you local TV listing.

The Montreal Olympic pool Covered

BAD News from Canada -
The 1976 Olympic Pool in Montreal, which has lost money for the city year in and year out, is now being regularly used for other functions. Coaches in the area hope that they can reclaim the pool. The Montreal Olympic pool was the host to many great diving memories including Klaus Dibiasi's last Olympic Gold Medal and the Olympic debut of Greg Louganis.

Van Austin-- Doing Well - Update from Van

I wanted to thank you for everyone. The cards, e-mail's, and phone calls with best wishes and prayers from my diving friends were overwhelming. I am indeed a very lucky man to have friends I have made in diving over the years. Please pass on my thanks to everyone.
I have completed the first phase of my battle with kidney cancer. The doctor removed the right kidney, the adrenal gland and the complete sack which contained the lymphnodes. There was no cancer in the bones, nor does he think it has spread. Only time will tell. I will be having a stint put into one major artery in my heart within the month, then start aggressive treatment.
Currently I am recovering at home, and just recently found the energy to get back on the computer a little each day.
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Van Austin

Anesa Beard Banned From Indiana High School States

To the bitter disappointment of coach Kurt Hass, the IHSAA has upheld Saturday’s sectional disqualification of Franklin Community High School sophomore diver Anesa Beard.

Easily one of the state’s top divers, Beard was banned from sectional competition for removing an elastic band from her hair and putting it on her wrist before her first dive. more

Anesa Beard

Phillipe Comtois returns to Diving

Good News from Canada -
Phillipe Comtois is training again at CAMO in Montreal. Phillipe had a severe leg injury at the Great Britain Grand Prix last year that forced him to miss the Olympics. He was one of Canada's greatest Olympic hopes prior to the injury. Phillipe Comtois has made a remarkable recovery, and although he has not gained full motion in his foot, he is hurdling on his opposite leg and regaining his list. The old story

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Out in the Nick of Time Jim Hocking's Farewell

As many of you know by now, I am no longer the Diving Coach at the University of Nebraska. I have received many calls and e-mails of inquiry, and I want to address some issues. Now three weeks into a new career, I can finally catch my breath and begin to communicate some of the feelings I've long held. more I

Laura on Wheaties Box, NOW Available

Laura Wilkinson a gold medal winner on the women's 10 meter is on the the Wheaties box. These boxes are NOW available at your local stores.

Donie acceptes coaching position at NYU

Two-time Olympian Scott Donie has accepted the head diving coach position at New York University. NYU a private university located in the heart of the city- Greenwich Village. The diving program competes at the division III level and is part of the University Athletic Association. Competing against schools like Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins and Emory. "I've really been impressed with the type of athletes who compete at this level," said Donie, "these are people who truly love their sport." To contact Scott (212)998-2064


Who's Next? The San Francisco Ballet School has been charged with violating the city's new law against size discrimination, because it rejected an 8-year-old girl who did not meet the requirement for having a "well-proportioned, slender body." Krissy Keefer described her daughter Frederika as "short and muscular." School officials said it was "patently untrue" that Frederika was rejected for discriminatory reasons. more at overlawyered.com

Should Female Gymnasts Lift Weights?

Gymnasts must remain on the lean side of lean to be effective competitors at the highest level (Nelson et al., 1983; Sands et al., 1992, 1995). Not surprisingly, concern about excess body weight is common in gymnastics (Anorexia/Bulimia Association, 1994; American College of Sports Medicine, 1997; Leglise, 1998; Nattiv & Lynch, 1994). Female gymnasts and their coaches in the US are therefore reluctant to use weight training, in spite of abundant evidence of the benefits of weight training for sports requiring strength. Their concern is that the gymnast will develop excessive body and muscle mass ("bulk up") and thus become too heavy to perform effectively. more


Recruiting Divers for Age Group Coaches

Part 3 of 6 Thanks to the PDCA

The following are suggestions and ideas from diving coaches around the country about ways to run a successful diving program. You may agree with or not agree with some or all of these points. They are provided as an outline for you to possibly help you improve your diving program and perhaps your standard of living. This idea sheet will continue to grow with more and even better ideas after more people have had the chance to read it and contribute their thoughts and ideas. more

Texas Assistant Diving Coach Hired

Brandon Gardner announced George Perdue, formerly with Bill York and the York Dive Club in Alexandria, VA has been has accepted a job has age group coach with Texas Aquatics

The Real Olympic Medal Tally

If Every Country Had The Same Population and GDP per capita as USA:

Van Austin Surgery Goes Well.----- Updates will be posted here.

Van Austin was admitted to the hospital with some chest pain on 1-19. Van went through the surgery well. The doctors will know more towards the end of the week. Cami (Van's wife) is very busy with doctors and family. She asked for people to hold off on the phone calls. Ron Piemonte has offered to handle contacts with the diving Community. The address to send cards or flowers to Van is:
Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97213

MORE Updates will be posted at USAdiver.com

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Sagebrush Diving hires 3 new assistant coaches.

Head Coach Kevin Sage, and new coaches Dan Schunk, Noah Eckert, and Johnna Jaynes

Sagebrush Diving, a relatively new springboard diving club based in Arvada, Colorado, announces the hiring of three new assistant coaches. . Schunk is a former MVP diver from Purdue University. Eckert is a former MVP diver from Northwestern University. Jaynes is a former MVP diver from Standley Lake High School and is currently diving at C.U. in Boulder. more

FINA 3rd Grand Prix Super Final Bangkok (THA) 9-10 Dec. 2000

“Aquatic Centre”, Thammasat University, Rangsit.

By Russell McKinnon FINA Press Commission Member Bangkok, Thailand (Dec 9).-- China's Sang Xue and Wang Tian Ling were first-day winners at the 3rd FINA Diving Grand Prix Super Final at the Thammasart University Rangsit Campus Aquatic Centre here. 2.XU Mian (CHN) 1. SANG Xue ( CHN) 3.ZHUPINA Olena (UKR) Three perfect 10s in her fourth of five dives, gave Sang the lead and ultimately the victory. Sixteen-year-old Sang's perfect showing meant she could hardly be beaten going into the last dive and executed this very well, gaining one nine in a 74.70 and take out the gold medal with a 367.77 score. When asked what she thought of getting three 10s, Sang said: "It just normal." And about that last dive and the need to play it safe for the gold medal and $5000 prize money? "I was a little bit nervous."more

Laura Wilkinson Makes it on the Wheaties box

Laura Wilkinson - Diving In Sydney, Laura Wilkinson dove into the record books. Despite breaking bones in her right foot earlier in the year, the 22-year-old Texas native nailed her final two dives in the 10-meter platform final to win the gold medal, the first for the United States since 1964. Wilkinson finished the event with 543.75 points to edge out the heavily favored Chinese and end their 16-year gold medal run at the summer games. Her gold medal performance was one of the most memorable events of the summer games. Prior to Sydney, Wilkinson won her third platform national title at the 1999 summer nationals and the platform gold medal at the 1998 Goodwill Games. (Direct from the Back of the Box)

Montminy was named the female athlete of the year

Montminy was named the female athlete of the year. The 25-year-old law graduate, won two medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She earned silver on women's synchronized 10-metres with partner Emilie Heymans of Montreal and an individual bronze on 10-metre platform, a first ever medal for Canada in the event. She was Canada's only double medallist at the Games. more

USA Junior Divers win World Youth Meet
Article I Photos I Event Results I Team Results

June 16-17 Waldkriburg Germany. USA age groupers captures first place at the World Youth Meet. This was the first time the USA sent a full team to the meet, also the first time selecting part of the team off the East West Nationals. The changes in the selection process seems to of worked. A larger more balanced team was able to compete and win. more



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USAdiver.com is launching a new section "Diving Ideas."

USAdiver.com is launching a new section on its website of "Diving Ideas." These are ideas from a variety of pools and programs from around the world.. These ideas are designed to help others and spark new ideas. We will add one approximately one a week. If you have any ideas you would like to share with the diving community, please share them.

EZ Meet submitted by J Kinzbach. WINNER!
The winner of the name-the-new-computer-program contest is JJ Kinzbach of GC Divers. Not only did he win the contest, but was one of the first to submit a list of names. JJ wins $100.00 for his efforts. The program will be out soon.

USD East / West Nationals East Results I West Results

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2002 World Masters Games I US Masters Diving

Need a Reason to Get Back in Shape?

Recognized as the world's biggest multi-sport festival, the World Masters Games are considered the premier international event for Masters competitors. more


Tualatin Hills Dive Club Names Biespiel 13U Coach

Beginning this season Dave Biespiel of the Tualatin Hills Dive Club will be

the program's 13-Under JO Coach. Biespiel has been with THDC since the summer of 1995 and has been coaching divers from beginner to seniors.

Sammy Lee gives his "WhoSam" Award to Joe Chirico Oct 1999

Sammy Lee Does a triple (Heart bypass)

Diving legend and two-time Olympic gold medalist Sammy Lee, who celebrated his 80th birthday on August 1st, went to his doctor  for a checkup on August 11th. On the 12th, he had triple bypass surgery. Sammy was released on the 16th and is having a speedy recovery - must be due to the fact that he was still doing 3 ½ tucks from 10 meter at age 50 and has stayed in great shape since then. In fact, Sammy is feeling so good, he plans to take off for Hawaii in a few days with his lovely wife Roz

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# 6--- Think about every possible scenario that could happen to distract or upset you, both in and out of competition and the pool.  Play it out and determine what the correct response would be to each situation.  Program it in your memory and be prepared to react that way in the event these things happen.  Review this process frequently. more

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USAdiver.com is proud to feature one of Marks greats works of art.

Mark Fromson is a former Canadian Junior Team member and current Senior National Official. Mark has been involved in Web design and graphics for 5 years and is the creator of the Canadian Diving Web page at www.diving.ca.

Searching for some common sense A Matter of Opinion

John Helm

Management at our local swimming pool claims there is a risk involved when novice divers move the fulcrum when using the diving boards. I claim there is no risk. I began diving in 1940, and continue to dive in the masters program. I have coached high school divers for fifteen years, and college divers for ten years. I don't ever recall anyone getting hurt from moving the fulcrum. more

USA Junior Divers win World Youth Meet
Article I Photos I Event Results I Team Results

June 16-17 Waldkriburg Germany. USA age groupers captures first place at the World Youth Meet. This was the first time the USA sent a full team to the meet, also the first time selecting part of the team off the East West Nationals. The changes in the selection process seems to of worked. A larger more balanced team was able to compete and win. more



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2 GER 218
3 CHN 168

All-AMERICA High School List

2000 All-AMERICA High School List. Public & Independent, Men & Women

USA Junior Zone Results

Zone A Buffalo NY Zone C Zone E LA. Calf.
Zone B Rockville MD Zone D Dallas TX  


An election of new officers was held in Coral Springs, Florida, in conjunction with the Masters Outdoor National Championships. The election was at the business meeting on Thursday night, August 24, 2000. The results: Chairman: Richard Blough Rules Secretary: John Deininger Secretary: Jennifer Mangum Richard Blough defeated the other three candidates who were: Fred Fox, Felix Grossman and Ron Kontura. John Deininger and Jennifer Mangum were elected unopposed. These officers take office immediately and will serve a two year term.

Want to send Laura Wilkinson a congratulatory message

Richard Wegner Diver Looking for a College After Olympics

Goals: After the Olympics, Richard hopes to find a Division I College and train in the United States more
: Tolmitt Str. 28, 12621 Berlin, Germany
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Clark Falkenstein- Over 300 People Attend Service

Clark and Maria

Clark Falkenstein, 48 years old,longtime coach of New Canaan's Triple Lindy Divers age group team died from cancer on August 31, 2000. At his service the church was full over 300, with about half in attendance under age 25. A reminder off how many people can be effected positively by a good coach.

Maria and Clark set up a fund for "Disadvantaged Younger Divers" and have asked for contributions to that instead of flowers. Disadvantaged Younger Divers c/o Triple Lindy Diving 2475 Brookshire Drive, Niskayuna, NY 12309

USA Olympic Trials I Day 1 I Day 2 I Day 3 I Day 4 I Day 5

Women's 3 Meter

Men's 3 meter

The USA Oylimpic Team

Women's Platform

Men's Platform


Keim & Davison

Ruiz & Dumais


Laura Wilkinson
Sara Reiling

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Ruiz and Pichler

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by Hobie Billingsley
In the recent Olympic Games, the American divers managed to garner only two medals both of which were bronze. This proved to be the worst showing that the United States has made in Olympic Games since 1912 more

Jack Taylor and his wife have accepted coaching positions with the Regina Diving Club in Canada

Jack Taylor and his wife have accepted two coaching positions with the Regina Diving Club, Regina, Sakatchewan Canada. Starting 1 October 2000. Regina is directly north of Denver. CO, 2000 km north of the US/Canadian border.They can be reached on taylordiving@hotmail.com. They can still reach on taylordiving@paradise.net.nz. Jack will be leaving his job coaching in New Zealand.

Canadian Senior Nationals Results
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THUNDER BAY Ont.--Arturo Miranda of Edmonton set a personal best on the men's three-metre springboard Sunday to win his first Canadian title at the summer nationals diving competition.
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Canada Olympic Trials 2000

Chris Blair - New Job, New Child

Chris Blair had two major changes during the off-season. Luke James Blair was born on July 26th and Chris takes the coaching job at Rider College in New Jersey. Blair leaves his coaching job at Villanova to go to Rider a 5 minute commute for him. A one-time Pitt diver is looking forward to the changes.

Becky Ruehl Retires story one I story two

Ruehl, Greater Cincinnati's most decorated diver and perhaps its most humble, didn't want to draw attention to her retirement. So while blinking back tears on the 10-meter platform Sunday, she rallied to a runner-up finish at U.S. Summer Nationals in Mission Viejo, Calif.
Then she told a few friends and left the pool. "I didn't know how the dives would turn out," she said. "But I really felt like I was back to being myself in the pool. Like, "This is how it's supposed to be.' It was really, really fun. It was like the perfect ending." more

Clark Falkenstein- Over 300 People Attend Service

Clark and Maria

Clark Falkenstein, 48 years old,longtime coach of New Canaan's Triple Lindy Divers age group team died from cancer on August 31, 2000. At hisservice the church was full over 300, with about half in attendance under age 25. A reminder off how many people can be effected positively by a good coach.

Maria and Clark set up a fund for "Disadvantaged Younger Divers" and have asked for contributions to that instead of flowers. Disadvantaged Younger Divers c/o Triple Lindy Diving 2475 Brookshire Drive, Niskayuna, NY 12309


MESSINA, Italy--Anne Montminy of Pointe-Claire, Que., won the gold medal on women's 10-metre tower Wednesday night at the last Grand Prix diving meet before the Olympic Games next month.more

Secrets to the cheapest air fares

Flying for less is not a difficult task. Just because the person next to you paid full freight to fly in a crowded coach section of a cross-continent flight doesn’t mean you have to share in that experience.

With the summer season strating this may be helpful for coaches and parents more

Notice to Summer Divers - Practice Safe Diving

Summer is is here and many divers are eager to show off their diving. Diving is a safe sport when using a regulation pool and board, but divers must use great caution when diving into an unfamiliar pool, especially a backyard pool that generally has much shallower water. The same goes for jumping off rocks or cliffs into open water. In both cases, you are definitely better off if you do only foot first entries. Although it can be tempting to show off, it is simply not worth the risk.

April 18-22 2000 USD Senior Championships More Photos

Diving Photos by Neil Hodge

Li Na

Kathy Pesek

Anna Lindberg

Tracy Bonner

Curt Wilson Named Coach at UC Irvine

Curt Wilson has accepted the position of Head Diving Coach for the University of California at Irvine. His duties will begin in the middle of May. The School is a division 1 school and is very interested in supporting a competitive Swimming and Diving Program in beautiful Southern California. Wilson will also continue as head coach of the Crown Valley Divers in Laguna Niguel.

Day 1-2 Photos
Day 3 Photos




Jose Guerra of Cuba completed a stunning performance, which included one perfect mark. Cuba become a major diving country.
World Cup champion Tiang Liang of China was once again sensational to grab a strong lead with 670.89 points. But the 14-year-old Despatie, with the exception of his reverse three and a half, kept pace with Liang to stand second at 617.19. He actually scored higher than Liang in the semifinal compulsory round. Jose Guerra of Cuba is third at 593.91. more

Jose Guerra of Cuba raises above the Chinese on platform.
Kim Berbari (Team USA) celebrates 29th birthday.

Sautin Clean Sweeps Mexico -FINA GRAND PRIX JUAREZ CITY

Full results manana!

May 21, JUAREZ CITY, Mexico--World and Olympic champion Dmitry Sautin of Russia completed a golden sweep at the ninth stop on the Grand Prix FINA diving circuit Sunday winning the men's 10-metre tower.

Sautin, the three-metre springboard winner on Friday, totaled 628.86 points. Luo Yutong of China was second at 609.36 and Jose Guerra of Cuba, the Canada Cup champion earlier this month, was third at 592.62. more

Cesar Henderson selected Athlete of the Century in Aquatic Sports,Dominican Republic

On April 24, 2000, Cesar was selected Athlete of the Century for Aquatic Sports. The ceremony took place in Santo Domingo. When Cesar Henderson he started diving in 1973 he did not know how to swim - his friends helped him out of the pool! His first international medal came at the 1977 Coached by James Henderson. Cesar participated in two Olympic Games. In the 1980 Moscow Olympics, placed 19th; in the 1984 LA Games, he place 16th. Cesar participated in three Pan-American Games -

Reinstated For 3 Years

TITLE IX ISSUES Miami Men's Swimming and Diving Program is Back!

University of Miami has reinstated the Men's Swimming and Diving program for the next three years, after announcing in March that it was dropping the Men's team. The team received an overwhelming amount of support, and the University received a lot of mail protesting its decision. Randy Ablemen would like to pass along his thanks to everyone who offered support for the program.

Ableman, receiving a Men's and Women's Team Awards at the 2000 US Diving Indoor Championships, looks as happy and proud as if he caught two large bass. Old Story


VIENNA--April-20-23. Tony Revitt of Vancouver rebounded from a poor preliminary round to earn his first international victory Saturday winning the men's 10-metre tower at the sixth stop on the FINA Grand Prix diving circuit.

On women's 10-metre, Xiuren Wu of China took the gold with 333.84 points, Anja Richter-Libiseller of Austria was second at 302.13 and Yuanyuan Hou of China third at 296.49. more

Title IX Women's Sports vs. Men's Sports

Who is Sammy Lee

Biography: Born in Fresno in 1920 to Korean immigrants who worked on a Hawaiian plantation. Dr. Lee was the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal. He was awarded the gold medal for the 10-meter platform at the 1948 Olympic games in London. Four years later, he went on to win the gold in the 10-meter and the bronze in the 3-meter springboard in the Helsinki Olympics. more

Growing Pains Have No Effect on Love of Diving

VANCOUVER -- The growing pains may have gnawed away at his confidence but they couldn't devour Alexandre Despatie's love of diving.
Despatie still has that mixture of teenage simplicity and adult dedication
he showed in September 1998 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when at 13 he became the youngest person to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal.
Photo from CAMO web site

Age Group Divers Dominate Canadian Winter Nationals

Canadian Sport News (CSN)
March 31, 2000 HARTLEY WINS ONE-METRE GOLD AT WINTER NATIONALS VANCOUVER-- Blythe Hartley of North Vancouver, B.C., made a triumphant return home Friday winning the women's one-metre springboard gold while Alexandre Despatie of Montreal leads after the semifinals on men's tower at the Winter Nationals diving competition. Hartley, Canada's junior female athlete of the year in 1999, earned 303.54 points. Anne-Josee Dionne of Montreal was second at 267.06 and Eryn Bulmer of Calgary third at 254.64.

March 21, 2000 -- Three Olympians, one of Canada's finest coaches and a man internationally famous for his contributions to Canadian sport development will be recognized at the Canadian Olympic Association's (COA) Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on April 27, 2000.

Coached the only Canadian Olympic gold medallist in diving
(Sylvie Bernier, 1984 Olympic Games) as well as bronze medallist Annie Pelletier (1996).
· Hommage Jacques Beauchamp, 24th Sports-Quebec Gala, 1997
· Canadian Amateur Diving Association Coach of the Year, 1996
· Wittnauer Award of Excellence, Coaching Association of Canada, 1996
· Member of the Board of Directors of both the Coaching Association of Canada and the Professional Coaching Association of Canada, the Working Group to Establish and Alternative Dispute Resolution System for Canadian Sport and of the Athlete Evaluation Committee of the Foundation de l'athlete d'excellence du Quebec.
· Collaborated on the production of Towards the Gold, referred to by many coaches as a premier technical resource for diving. From Canadian Sport News (CSN) and the COA

Donald Dion of Montréal, QC

A Quilt made from diving tee shirts by Anna Marie McCabe. A good use for diving tee shirts.

Comtois Injured at Diving Meet Sheffield, England.

Who is Comtois

March 17, 2000 Canada's top male diver Philippe Comtois of Montreal broke his left leg in warm-up before the men's three-metre springboard final Friday at a Grand Prix diving meet. more

Photo from CAMO web site

World Cup 2000, News and Photos Sydney

The Finnish Association is looking for HEAD DIVING COACH

The Finnish Swimming Association is looking for HEAD COACH IN DIVING. In recent years, we have achieved good results in diving, and the number of divers is  constantly increasing. we are looking for a competent person - interesting working opportunity in the sphere of an Olympic sport. For more information, please contact
Rolf Mikkola, +358-50-5555 505
e-mail rolf.mikkola@suil.slu.fi Free-form applications by March 31 at 16:00 to:
Finnish Swimming Association, Rolf Mikkola, Radiokatu 20, 00240 Helsinki.

Miami Drops Men's Swimming and Diving Program

TITLE IX ISSUES University of Miami Press Release

Editor's Note: It is possible that the cutting of the Men’s program in Miami will have ramifications beyond the school itself, as other schools may look to Miami as an example.  After all, if a school with such a prominent and successful team can cut its program, who is safe?    more

Miami Diving UPDATE New Support Letters

Ron O'Brein Retries from Coaching July 96

The High Dive by Mark Fromson
USAdiver.com is proud to feature one of Marks great works of art each week.

Mark Fromson is a former Canadian Junior Team member and current Senior National Official. Mark has been involved in Web design and graphics for 5 years and is the creator of the Canadian Diving Web page at www.diving.ca.


Why Diving Coaches Need 401K Plan

Sports Illustrated for Kids features Erica Sorgi of Mission Viejo
Check it out, page 66 of the March 2000 issue.

World Cup 2000, News and Photos Sydney

Preventing the Crow Hop (Involuntary left from the board)
by Matt Scoggin
Matt Scoggin is the University of Texas Diving Coach. Scoggins is a former member of the U.S. Olympic team. More

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